See your doctor if your daughter shows signs of puberty like breast development, pubic or underarm hair development, rapid height growth, onset of menstruation,acne, body odor, before age 8. Early puberty can cause some long term health problems and keep your child from reaching her full height.View Thread
This starts my last day at WebMD and a farewell note.
I do promise to get a regular member name and stop in from time to time. It won't be Louise--they retire mod names like beloved sports players or something.
The thing that I want to remind you as I head off to a new adventure--YOU are the community, the heart and soul of the community. You each lead every time you post. You welcome, you show empathy, you share views, you share your lives, and those actions make this community special.
Most of all love those teens and tweens. Help them grow to fly away. Remember they balance at that time where they want all the privileges of adulthood, but at the same time they fear it. Pick the important battles. Leave the rest, but in that leaving, make sure your child still knows you care. Too soon they grow into adults who still need their parents but in a different way. You long for the days of loud music, slamming doors, and a kid turning up her nose at dinner or a family activity.
These children--incredible--each of them and you as well, since you care enough to find information, find support, look for fellow wanderers making their way through the minefield of parenting teens and tweens.
Thank you for indulging me in my sharing of teen/tween stories and questions. Thank you for sharing yourself and your children with me.
Wow. I can understand your concern. Have you asked her what is going on?
Something that helped and still helps with my teens (three of my kids are now adults) is having them help plan meals with me. We get the cookbooks out. We make a list of family favorites. We discuss budget. We then use post it flags to note which recipes they want to try. After that, we go through and see how many of us agree to try the recipe.
With our now 20 year old, who went through a rough phase with food, we put her in charge of the entire menus and food budget/grocery list for the month. She also had to make the meals for the family. This really opened her to some new foods and let her see the balancing act involved in putting a meal on the table that was healthy and balanced.
MyPyramid.gov is a great place to get the basics on what foods she needs to eat daily.
I encourage you to make a trip to her doctor for a check up and advice. You need some professional assistance to nip this in the bud.